Welcome back! Library Resumes In-Person Signature Programming

Thursday, February 24, 2022

It’s great to have you here with us …

We’ve waited two years to deliver those words of welcome, to reopen our auditorium doors and gather again – in person – for the Library’s award-winning signature programming. 

Join us, beginning in March (with a few provisos to mitigate health risk). We’re leading off with a timely civic discussion Tuesday, March 8, at the Library’s Plaza Branch, assessing the continued impact of the COVID-19 pandemic on Kansas City’s public health and well-being. How heavily does the outbreak still weigh, particularly on children and families?

Mayor Quinton Lucas, city health department Director Marvia Jones, public schools Superintendent Mark Bedell, and Children’s Mercy Kansas City President and CEO Paul Kempinski headline a blue-ribbon panel.

March also features: 



  • Library events are still free, still open to all.
  • To accommodate social distancing in our auditoriums, attendance initially will be capped. Please RSVP to secure entry. Attendees must check in when they arrive.

We hope you appreciate our continued focus on safety, for both patrons and Library staff. We look forward to seeing you.